Phrases with "gurgling"

THE RAINY NIGHT had ushered in a cold, misty morning—half-frost, half-drizzle—and temporary brooks crossed our path, gurgling from the uplands. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

A full and stainless stream, in a gurgling cataract, sparkled over the big root, while high among the blossoms birds clambered incessantly for nectar. Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield

George Gissing Her head was bent in an abashed way, and when she spoke it was in a thick, gurgling tone, only just intelligible. Will Warburton by George Gissing [1903]

Guy de Maupassan They frequently crossed the dry beds of torrents with only a tiny stream of water trickling under the stones, gurgling faintly like a wild animal in hiding. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

James Joyce Then, catching sight of Stephen Dedalus, he bent towards him and made rapid crosses in the air, gurgling in his throat and shaking his head. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

The gurgling shrieks had lowered to a series of long, agonizing moans. Serapion by Francis Stevens

I heard quick, heavy pantings, as of some great living thing; and with this there came the noise of regular movements in the water, and the foaming and gurgling of waves. A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille [1888]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was almost dark before we reached the little stream, which comes gurgling down through a precipitous glen, and meanders away to help to form the Plymouth “leat. The Winning Shot by Arthur Conan Doyle

Charles Dickens I asked this apparition what it called the place? Unto which, it replied, with a ghastly grin and a sound like gurgling water in its throat: ‘Mr. Baker’s trap. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

Anthony Trollope As he spoke of his danger, there came a gurgling little trill of wailing from her throat, a soft, almost musical, sound of woe, which seemed to add an unaccustomed eloquence to his words. The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope

Jack London In the other hand he held a bottle, which, from time to time, was inverted above his head to the accompaniment of gurgling noises. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

E. Phillips Oppenheim There is nothing to be heard but that monotonous, gurgling flow of water, and the music of the sheep-bells upon the hillside. The Postmaster of Market Deignton by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

It was a sort of gurgling cry which I found hard to interpret, but which only stopped when I laid my work down again. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

A furious desire to speak filled his mouth full of words which he uttered without any connection, and with a gurgling sound in his throat. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

These sounds were mingled with the roaring of the sea, the splash of the chafed billows round the vessel’s sides, and the gurgling up of the water in the hold. The Last Man by Mary Shelley

Bobbing lights were said to have been seen and gurgling sounds heard there. Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson [1945]

Rudyard Kipling They could hear nothing except the Waingunga rushing and gurgling in the dark, and the light evening winds among the tree-tops, till suddenly across the river a wolf called. The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling [1895]

Algernon Blackwood Everywhere he saw the mysterious camels go slouching through the sand, gurgling the water in their skinny, extended throats. Sand by Algernon Blackwood [1912]

He came up gurgling and gasping, and swimming for his life in manly silence: he swam round and round the edge of the huge tank, trying in vain to get a hold upon its cold rusty walls. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

With a gurgling sound out flowed the precious liquid. A First Year in Canterbury Settlement by Samuel Butler

Bram Stoker It is gurgling by, and little waves leap. Dracula by Bram Stoker [1897]

Arthur Conan Doyle It was a cheery companion, gurgling and chuckling as it ran, like the dear old trout-stream in the West Country where I have fished at night in my boyhood. The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle [1912]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Then with a little, gurgling cry which sounded oddly enough in the ears of the two men, he plunged into the shrubbery, taking a path in the same direction as that by which she had vanished. The Amazing Judgment by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1897]

What’s the good of gurgling it down in your inside like that? Stand up and shout at him. A Clergyman’s Daughter by George Orwell

Arthur Conan Doyle He was too angry to speak, and could only shake his hands at the ceiling and make a gurgling in his throat. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Thomas Hardy The floundering and splashing grew weaker, and they could hear gurgling words: ‘Help — I’m drownded! Rosie — Rosie!’ ‘We’ll go — we must save him. Life’s Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy

When there have been heavy rains in the distant hills you can even hear it all through the vaults gurgling as it goes along. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

Miles Franklin The gurgling rush of the creek, the scent of the flower-laden garden, and the stamp, stamp of a horse in the orchard as he attempted to rid himself of tormenting flies, filled my senses. My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin

D. H. Lawrence But Clifford’s voice went on, clapping and gurgling with unusual sounds. Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H. Lawrence

George MacDonald The moment my ear touched the ground, I heard the gushing and gurgling of water, and the soft noises made me groan with longing. Lilith by George MacDonald

Jack London I noted the gurgling forefoot was very like a snore, and as I listened to it the effect of Wolf Larsen’s swift rush from sublime exultation to despair slowly left me. The Sea-Wolf by Jack London [1904]

James Joyce A man with an infant’s saucestained napkin tucked round him shovelled gurgling soup down his gullet. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Arthur Conan Doyle The noise that water makes is like the gurgling in the throat of a dying man. The Winning Shot by Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle Beyond all doubt I had heard a sound — some sound very distinct from the gurgling of the waters. Tales of Terror and Mystery by Arthur Conan Doyle [1923]

George Eliot They heard the gurgling of the full brooklet hurrying down the hill, and the faint twittering of the early birds. Adam Bede by George Eliot [1859]

William Morris I ran in this way for about an hour; then I heard a gurgling and splashing of waters; I gave a great shout and leapt strongly, with shut eyes, and the black water closed over me. The Hollow Land by William Morris [1856]

John Galsworthy The General drew deeply at his pipe, which emitted a gurgling sound. Flowering Wilderness by John Galsworthy

Arthur Conan Doyle What an endless, tedious night it was! Outside we heard the lapping and gurgling of the great river, and the soughing of the rising wind. The Fiend of the Cooperage by Arthur Conan Doyle [1897]

Leon Trotsky There was a continuous cracking of thunder, the steppe rain was gurgling in rivulets, and lightning kept flashing from all sides as if trying to get at me. My Life by Leon Trotsky

Elizabeth Von Arnim The ripples of the sea made little gurgling noises at their feet. The Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim [1922]

Not so the nooks and coves in the sheltered parts of the channel, which coax little boats to spend quiet hours within rocky arms, and promise gurgling lullabies the livelong night. Last Leaves from Dunk Island by E. J. Banfield

The male makes a wild, hoarse, gurgling noise, which is audible at a great distance and is believed to be strengthened by the proboscis; the voice of the female being different. The Descent of Man by Charles Darwin

Jack London From below, as from out an abyss of blackness, came up a gurgling sound, as of air bubbling through water. White Fang by Jack London [1906]

In a moment a gurgling sound was heard, as of a wild beast attempting vainly to yell over some creature that it was strangling. The Spanish Nun by Thomas De Quincey [1847]

She seemed to be equally startled, and her gurgling cry caught up Chloe’s shriek. Many Dimensions by Charles Williams [1931]

Maskull stood there, and regarded the lapping, gurgling waters pensively. A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay [1920]

You could hear the liquid gurgling its way down the throats like rainwater in a drainpipe after a storm. L’Assommoir by Émile Zola

She almost lost her flimsy slippers in the puddles; around her, down the whole way, she heard a gurgling sound, like the murmuring of brooklets coursing through the grass in the depths of the woods. A Love Episode by Émile Zola [1878]

All at once a gurgling sound broke from his throat. A Book of Ghosts by S. Baring-Gould [1904]

G. K. Chesterton For the boy burst out abruptly into a sort of high, gurgling crow and began to flap his hands about like the wings of a penguin, repeating over and over again, “On the one hand. Four Faultless Felons by G. K. Chesterton [1930]

Henry Handel Richardson Two or three still heaved, the blood gurgling from throat and breast like water from the neck of a bottle. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

George MacDonald She raised her head with a gurgling shriek, and I felt her shiver. Lilith by George MacDonald

Gaston Leroux And now it became a gurgling sound: “Guggle! Guggle!” We rushed to the trap-door. The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux [1910]

Algernon Blackwood There was a prolonged silence in the room, in which I heard the gurgling of the oil in the lamp and the click of the coals and the heavy breathing of our host. John Silence by Algernon Blackwood

Julian Hawthorne Its huge spokes stretched out like rigid arms, and the long grass which streamed along the gurgling water resembled the hair of a drowned woman’s head. The Laughing Mill by Julian Hawthorne

George Eliot The sweet fresh garden-scent came through the open window, and the birds were busy flitting and alighting, gurgling and singing. The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot [1860]

The only sounds that broke the silence were the gurgling of the water below him, and the Tap tap, Tap tap, of Pine’s hammers at work upon the new partition. For the term of his natural life by Marcus Clarke [1874]

Arthur Machen Presently another sound broke upon the grim air, the murmur of water poured over stones, gurgling against the old misshapen roots of trees, and running clear in a deep channel. The Hill of Dreams by Arthur Machen [1907]

Guy de Maupassant The gurgling of the eddies and the splashing of the little waves against the rocks lent to the walk the charming music of babbling water and the freshness of damp air. Alexandre by Guy de Maupassant [1889]

Arthur Morrison His hands rested on the bath at each side, and an odd sound of gurgling came from his thick throat. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison